HDFS doctoral students hosting virtual conference

Career Placements – Selected Ph.D. in HDFS Alumni

Name Grad Date Dissertation Title Position
Megan Barolet-Fogarty 2016 Latina Mothers in Early Head Start: Negotiating Cultural Differences Through Relationships with Home Visitors Director of Youth and Family Engagement, Centro Hispano
Juliet Bradley 2010 A Longitudinal Examination of the Moderating Impact of Family and Peer Factors on the Relationship Between Anxiety and Alcohol Use During Adolescence Professor, Human Services Department, Purdue University Global
Laura Thompson Brady 2013 A Qualitative Exploration of How Quaker Families Transmit and Practice Values Related to Political Violence and Peace Founder and Coach, The Nourished Home
Sevil Buzcu 2016 The Analysis of the Family Goal Setting Process in One Early Head Start Program from the Perspectives of Family Service Providers and Parents Hacettepe University, Department of Primary Education
Tracy Neuhardt Davenport 2010 Defining Integrated Healthcare Owner/Founder, Tracy’s Healthy Living
Nikki  DiGregorio 2014 Same-Sex Marriage Policies and Lesbian Family Life Associate Professor, School of Human Ecology, Georgia Southern University
Karen Doneker 2012 Caregiving of Aging Adults and Adults with Disabilities: Theoretical Foundations and Policy Alternatives Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Towson University
Laura Finan 2016 Parent, Peer, and Sibling Relationship Factors and Depression in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Growth Curve Analysis Assistant Professor, Illinois State University
Juana Gaviria-Loaiza 2018 Maternal Depression and Child-Directed Speech: Influences on Toddlers’ Communication Abilities and Socioemotional Competence Research Assistant, Starting at Home Project
Bethany Willis Hepp 2013 An Examination of Openness in International Adoption Assistant Professor, Towson University
Alison Hooper  2017 Identifying and Exploring Profiles of Home-Bsed Child Care Providers Based on Their Beliefs and Practices Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Alabama
Melina McConatha 2015 Creating Supportive LGBTQ Spaces: Finding New Constructs of Families and Communities in the Virtual World Assistant Professor, Lincoln University
Neda Moinolmolki 2016 The Role of Bhutanese Adolescent Refugees’ Acculturation and Familial Social Capital on their General Well-Being and School Adjustment Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Coastal Georgia
Kelley Perkins 2016 A Multi-Case Study of the Onsite Assistance Systems, Activities and Supports of Quality Rating and Improvement Systems Managing Director, Infant Toddler Specialist Network, State Capacity Building Center
Allen Vaughan Prettyman 2011 Development of Professional Education Curriculum for Early Childhood Educators: Supporting Partnerships with Families Director of Nurse Managed Health Center (NMHC), University of Delaware
Dorit Radnai-Griffin 2011 The Effects of Training and Onsite Support on the Quality of Early Language and Literacy Environment and Adult-Child Interactions in Infant and Toddler Classrooms Director, University of Delaware Lab School
Jessica  Schulz 2015 Social Media Use and Depression in Emerging Adults: The Moderating Effects of Parental Support Research Analyst, Catapult Learning
Sara Shaw 2018 Validating the Early Childhood Self-Assessment Tool for Family Shelters Research Scientist II at Child Trends